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  • Heraldry

    h2. Heraldry on Nova Heraldry is the science of using stylized designs to indicate a person's identity and House affiliation. A heraldic design is called a "coat of arms," sometimes simply referred to as a person's "arms." h4. History The use of …

  • Estates

    h2. The Three Estates Novan society is divided into three "estates," or classes, which roughly correlate to social power and prestige and establish certain rights under Novan law. h4. *The Brotherhood* The estate of brotherhood is the highest of …

  • Knights

    h2. Knights "Knight" is an evocative word on Nova, one that has acquired considerable layers of meaning over time. h4. History Originally, a knight was an intermediate [[Feudalism | feudal]] overlord, entrusted to live off a portion of land …

  • Tournaments

    h2. Tournaments The tournament is a major social event in the lives of all levels of secular Novan society. A tournament may be hosted by either a [[Knights | knight]] or a [[Lords | lord]], although the expense involved tends to restrict tournaments …

  • Feudalism

    h2. Feudalism Feudalism is a social system whereby one party promises to support another in exchange for that other's protection. Feudalism is pervasive throughout Nova, and is the practical essence of the [[Estates | estate]] system. h4. The …

  • Lords

    h2. Lords A lord is the head of a noble [[Houses | House]]. Nova has only a few hundred lords, much less than one percent of one percent of the human population of Nova. h4. Definition A lord is the eldest living male, a member of the [[Estates …

  • Law

    h2. Law and Justice On Nova, the powers of law and justice are inextricably tied to the powers of land ownership and [[Feudalism | feudalism]]. h4. Definitions The _power of law_ is the power to make create rules (i.e., laws) that proscribe …

  • Kings

    h2. Kings h4. History In ages past, Nova was ruled by a king. The king was always the [[Lords | lord]] of a great [[Houses | House]], and ruled more as first among equals. The origins of the office of king are obscure, and its necessity is little …

  • Philippa Darry

    !(media-item-align-right){height:268px;width:200px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/144596/Emily_Arms__female__married_.png! Philippa Darry (née Ronnel) is the eldest daughter of [[House Ronnel | House Ronnel]], an [[Women | axe maiden]] and a …

  • Connor Darry

    Connor was raised with his siblings at the House seat of [[Orkhold]]. As a child he formed an unshakeable loyalty to his older brother Hubert, and a great fondness for his older sister, Carolina. These attachments have continued into adult life, and …

  • Hugh Darry

    Hugh has been lord of [[House Darry]] since he was twenty-seven. His time as lord has been wracked with [[Orks | orkish]] invasions. Six times Hugh has led armies against greenskin invasions that broke past [[Skullbreaker]] - at twenty-nine, at thirty- …

  • Hubert Darry

    !(media-item-align-right){height:268px;width:200px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/169460/Hubert_Darry_Arms.png(Hubert Darry arms)!Hubert is a quiet man, like his brother, but where Connor's depths run with intellectual thoughts, beneath Hubert's …

  • Carolina Darren

    Carolina has trained since birth to be the lady of a noble [[Houses | House]], and wears her responsibility well. She is skilled in the arts of economics and management, holds a wealth of knowledge about the families and personal lives of her noble peers …

  • Adeline Darry

    Adeline has been lady of [[House Darry]] since she was twenty-two. She was born the first daughter of [[House Sanders]], and married then-Sir Hugh Darry when she was fifteen. As masters of [[Skullbreaker]], House Sanders has long been considered House …

  • Julia Daroline

    Julia is the third daughter of [[House Darry]], and raised to master the arts of the nobility by Lord [[:hugh-darry]] and Lady [[:adeline-darry]]. Under her parents' demanding tutelage, Julia became an able administrator, negotiator, dancer, and harpist, …

  • Helena Darras

    !(media-item-align-right){height:268px;width:200px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/158626/Helena_Darras_Arms.png(Helena darras arms)!The second daughter of [[:hugh-darry]] and [[:adeline-darry]], Helena was born into a household of demanding …

  • Gareth Ronnel

    The third son of his father, Lord Raoul, Lord Gareth was not raised to be lord of House Ronnel. House Ronnel has always had a pronounced pragmatic streak, and Gareth is a good example of the stereotype. Gareth looked forward to a life as a [[Mechanicus …

  • Crispus Darhel

    Crispus Darhel was once a hard-living, hard-charging example of knighthood. His father was known as a great builder, having upgraded [[Vertellion]]'s curtain wall to stone. Determined not to fall short of his father's example, Sir Crispus toured his …

  • Optimus Darhel

    Optimus Darhel is a man who believes he was born to do great things. His mother was besotted with his father but disappointed by the reality of marriage with the Young Lion, and consoled herself by telling young Optimus tales of his father's glorious …

  • St. Abner

    St. Abner is universally agreed to have lived during the [[Time | Age of Silver]]; indeed, the _Book of Abner_ is often colloquially known as the _Book of Silver_. The foremost [[Knights | knight]] of his age, Abner was probably [[House Felicin | Felicin …